Crocodiles

I move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes the threat that crocodiles pose to humans, livestock and aquaculture in Central, North and Far North Queensland;

(b) recognises that, whilst it is always an admirable goal to protect and conserve wildlife species, measures to minimise the risk of monetary damage, injury or death to humans should always take precedence – that is, that human lives are more important than crocodiles;

(c) recognises that states and territories are responsible for managing crocodiles, including for public safety; and

(d) calls on states and territories to consider all options for the protection of human lives consistent with national law, including sustainable culls.

I seek leave to make a short statement.